Wildlife

EU Ready for More Bird Flu from Africa Migration
February 24, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Smith, Reuters

Europe is preparing for more cases of the lethal strain of bird flu as the spring migration season approaches and new species, possibly already infected, arrive from Africa, the EU's health chief said on Thursday.

Greenland Starts Quota to Save Polar Bears
February 23, 2006 12:00 AM - Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press

Greenland's government on Wednesday introduced the ice-capped island's first hunting quota for polar bears, which scientists believe are threatened by the effects of global warming.

West Virginia Woman Told to Stop Rescuing Opossums
February 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The Division of Natural Resources has told a Parkersburg woman to stop rescuing orphaned baby opossums because possessing wildlife is illegal in West Virginia.

Forest Service Eager to Study Wolverine
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

The U.S. Forest Service has trapped the first wolverine ever captured and fitted with a radio collar in the Pacific Northwest.

Anti-Whaling Ship Hits Diplomatic Squall
February 21, 2006 12:00 AM - Gordon Bell, Reuters

The 657-ton Farley Mowat -- flying the skull-and-crossbones like a modern pirate ship -- stalked Japanese ships hunting minke whales through the huge waves of the Southern Ocean.

Cat Parasite a Danger to Otters
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Maggie Fox, Reuters

A parasite carried in cat droppings may be killing otters off the California coast, possibly explaining why populations of the frisky animals have not recovered from the 19th-century fur trade, researchers said.

Study Finds Cultures Affect Captive Gorillas
February 20, 2006 12:00 AM - Andrew Bridges, Associated Press

Captive gorillas actually are a cultured bunch. Genetics or environment alone cannot explain variations in the behavior of different groups of the apes, a study found.

Groups Sue Feds Over Colorado River Fish
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press

Five environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the federal government Thursday, saying it has failed to protect endangered fish in the Colorado River.

South Africa Postpones Elephant Cull Plan
February 17, 2006 12:00 AM - Jeremy Lovell, Reuters

The South African government has postponed a controversial proposal to resume culling elephants from Kruger National Park where overcrowding is causing problems, a leading conservation scientist said.

Rare Dolphin Heading for Extinction in Cambodia
February 16, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

The rare Asian dolphin has moved closer to extinction in Cambodia after a series of deaths in fishing nets over the past few weeks, officials said on Wednesday.

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